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File #: 20-5335   
Type: Staff Briefing - With Ordinance
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 9/17/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance ratifying the adoption of the FY 2021 Budget that will require raising more revenue from property taxes than in the FY 2020 Budget.
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. City Manager FY 2021 September 17 Adopted Budget Presentation, 3. Ordinance 2020-09-17-0642
Related files: 20-5336, 20-5337, 20-5338, 20-5339, 20-5333, 20-5334
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DEPARTMENT: Office of Management and Budget


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Scott Huizenga



COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

Ratification of Annual Consolidated Operating and Capital Budgets for FY 2021


SUMMARY:

Following the action taken for adoption of the Annual Operating and Capital Budgets for the City of San Antonio for Fiscal Year 2021, the City Council will consider, through separate ordinance, the ratification of the vote on the Budget to comply with State law.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Texas Local Government Code Section 102.007(c) mandates that a budget that will raise more revenue from property taxes than in the previous year requires a separate vote of the governing body to ratify the property tax revenue increase reflected in the budget. The Fiscal Year 2021 Budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget, and therefore, it will be necessary for the City Council to ratify its vote adopting the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget.

Property tax values are determined by the Bexar Appraisal District in conformance with State law. Tax Year 2020 (also being FY 2021) total taxable value for the City of San Antonio is $127.1 billion which is an increase in net taxable value of $6.1 billion, or 5.0% more than the Tax Year 2019 (also being FY 2020) total taxable value. Included in this total is $2.1 billion in new improvements and an increase of $3.8 billion in existing valuations from the FY 2020 Adopted Budget.

This budget will raise more total property tax revenue than last year's budget by $26,748,510 or 4.4%, and of that amount, $11,487,636 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.

Of the $26,748,510 in added property tax revenue, $16,614,865 is proposed to be used in the City's General Fund to support essential City services such as Police, Fire, Streets, Parks & Recreation and Code Enforcement. The remainin...

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